Category: Personal Development

10 Practical Ways to Spread Positivity in the Workplace

Are you working in a negative environment and want to be the one to step up or just want to spread a little positivity but you’re not sure where to start? Let me help. A recent study found that a positive work environment is the most important factor when calculating employee satisfaction. If you’re anything like me this news didn’t surprise you at all. A positive work environment not only benefits individual employees, but the business as a whole. It’s no secret that if people are happy where they work they’re more productive and less likely to make mistakes....

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We’re All In This Together: Superstar Team Building Tips

Team building is crucial in any business, but I believe it’s especially important in nursing! Why is that? When nurses function as a team, it’s easier to complete all of the gazillion tasks required to care for today’s complex patients. Working together to admit and discharge patients, manage patient’s pain and elevated blood sugars; and prevent falls, infections, and unhappy patients is what’s best for the entire staff and most importantly, what’s best for our patients. It’s also no secret that medical care is becoming more advanced with each passing second, often requiring us to take a multidisciplinary approach...

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3 Traits of Leaders That Create a Culture of Speaking Up

What is your greatest wish as an employee? As you ponder that question it’s likely that everything from being respected and treated fairly to being paid well and being valued has crossed your mind, which are all excellent things to strive for in a workplace! So, what do all of these things have in common? Most of them can be traced back to “being heard” in one way or another. As employees, and people in general, we want to know that our voice matters; that we matter. I recently had the pleasure of reading an enlightening article in The Harvard...

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Bullying & Burnout: The Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century

Bullying and burnout is a huge problem among leadership in the 21st century and it’s time we started talking about it! Gretchen was excited when she accepted a leadership position at a prominent hospital in her hometown. She had worked at a local community hospital for the last 6 years and advanced as far as she could go. Now she had an opportunity to work at a large teaching hospital as the manager on a busy telemetry unit. Within 2 months, Gretchen was questioning whether or not she made the right decision. Although she was looking forward to spending...

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5 Qualities Nurse Heroes Possess

Every year during May, nurses around the globe celebrate the wonderful world of nursing. It’s a time for us to reflect on the progress we’ve made over the years and also a time to recognize the amazing nurses who seem to rise above the rest. I call them heroes because they CHOOSE to make decisions based on what’s best for their patients – not themselves. A nurse who hears gunshots coming from the triage room in the ED and while everyone runs out, she runs in. A nurse who after his shift ends goes back into his dying patient’s...

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